Downloading Current Sheet with One Visual per Page as a PDF File

Arcadia Instant enables you to download the current sheet as a PDF file with each visual on a separate page. The filename is the same as the name of the dashboard, and has a timestamp specifying the date and time when the file is created.

Before you download the dashboard as a PDF file, navigate to the General menu, and select the Enable"Download as Image/PDF" option.

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to download a *.pdf file with each visual of the current sheet on a separate page.

  1. Open any dashboard. We are using the PDF Export dashboard with two visuals.

    Displaying the current sheet in the PDF Export dashboard
    Displaying the PDF Export Dashboard
  2. Click the (ellipsis) icon at the top left corner of the interface.
  3. Click Download as..., select PDF from the secondary menu, and then select One visual per page on current sheet.

    Selecting the (ellipsis) icon at the top of the interface, clicking Download as..., and then selecting one visual per page on current sheet option from the secondary menu
  4. A Generating the requested file message appears.
  5. After the download is complete, open the default download folder on your computer. Arcadia Instantsaves the current sheet to a *.pdf file.

    In our example, the generated filename, PDF Export_20190205142003, has the following components:

    • PDF Export

      Same name as the dashboard

    • 20190205

      Signifies the date the file is created, in YYYYMMDD format

    • 142003

      Signifies the time the file is created, in hhmmss format

    Note that Arcadia Enterprise renames sheets with names that contain characters not supported by the file system. For example, for the sheet PDF/Export, it generates the file as PDF Export_xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.pdf, replacing the forward-slash (ASCII #47) character with a space.

    Generated a *.pdf file of the dashboard showing the current sheet with each visual on a separate page, file name, same as the name of the dashboard, and the timestamp when the file is created.
    Notice that each visual in the current sheet is on a separate page.